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    SubjectRe: Unexecutable stack
    Mike Karmyshev <>:
    >I've recently played a bit with Solar Designer's patch and it looks that
    >it doesn't have any
    >significant overhead. Shoudn't it be in the kernel by default(at

    I'm in favor of that, and would like it to be a build option. I do understand
    that some applications might user executable stack in a valid manner, (things
    like matlab?) but most systems would be more secure if the stack were not
    executable. Especially routers, firewalls, and dedicated file/print servers.

    Where is that patch (pretty please...:)?
    Jesse I Pollard, II

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